E035: Embrace the Power and the Impact of Being an Author with Marci Shimoff

OMG!  So excited to share this interview featuring my mentor and a shining star in my life, Marci Shimoff.

Marci Shimoff is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a world-renowned transformational teacher, and an expert on happiness, success, and unconditional love.

Marci’s books include the runaway bestsellers, Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, and six titles in the phenomenally successful Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series. Her books have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide in 33 languages, have topped all of the major bestseller lists, and have been on the New York Times bestseller list for a total of 118 weeks. Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time.

Marci is also the host of the national PBS television special called Happy for No Reason, is a featured teacher in The Secret, and is the narrator for the award-winning film Happy.

Marci currently co-leads a world-wide program, Your Year of Miracles, with thousands of participants from 42 countries – for living a life of miracles.

Marci has inspired millions of people around the world and is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives. Please join me in welcoming to our show today Marci Shimoff.

To learn more about Marci, please visit her website www.HappyForNoReason.com or www.YourYearOfMiracles.com

Marci also has been generous to offer an AWESOME freebie. It is her 28-page Happy For No Reason Workbook. You can get your own copy here.

Here are the fun nuggets from our interview:

Fun nugget #1: If you can finish this sentence: “I have something to share that is really important, that will help others, and it is___________”… You know that you are an aspiring author

Fun nugget #2:  If you want to amplify that message and have a burning desire to spread that message, you know that you are an aspiring author

Fun nugget #3: You have to know your “avatar”– who are you serving? (See questions below)

Fun nugget #4: Know how you are there to serve that avatar (what are their pain points?)

Fun nugget #5: You must love the topic that you want to write about (because you will be immersed in it for a LOOOONG time)

Fun nugget #6: Follow the success formula that Marci explains:  Intention, Attention, No Tension – an incredible formula that also makes sure that you avoid burnout. 🙂

Questions to ask yourself:
1. Who am I here for (who am I here to serve)?
2. How am I here to serve (how can I help?)
3. What do I care the most about? (your passion/your calling)

More questions specific for authors:
1. What am I going to write about?
2. How am I going to take care of myself while I write?
3. How do I write?
4. How am I going to market this book?

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